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COVID-19 Update – 10th September 2021

 Due to severe staff shortages, you may experience a longer than usual waiting time when phoning the service. 

Physical distancing and face coverings are still required at health care settings across Scotland. Therefore restricted services are still in place including appointment only clinics, to continue to protect the public and staff. 

Please be aware that we have only a small number of Coil or Implant appointments at present, if you have tried to book online and have been unable to do so, it means there are no appointments available and we will not be able to provide any via telephone either. We apologise for this inconvenience and ask that you continue to try and book this appointment online.

Please view Sandyford's full COVID-19 statement and COVID- 19 service information page which is updated regularly. You must not attend for an appointment if you have signs of COVID or have been in contact with someone in the last 14 days who has.


Gender Identity Service waiting list

Our waiting list is open and accepting new referrals. Please be aware that in light of COVID-19 we are unable to advise what the current wait will be. It is anticipated that waiting times will be significant due to the pressure on NHS services at this time.

  • For the adult service we are currently offering initial appointments to people who registered with the service in April 2018

  • For the young peoples’ service we are currently offering initial appointments to people who registered with the service in September 2018

If there has been a change to your contact details please ensure that you notify the service as, due to the long wait since referrals, it is proving difficult to contact some patients when they reach the top of the list. We thank you for your continued patience.


You might find it useful to read information about the Gender Identity service which also includes  information about support and also the  Gender Identity Service during COVID page.